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2017 Clearview Beachhead Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

2017 Clearview Beachhead Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

5 Stars Raymond Chan
2017 Clearview Beachhead Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
5 Stars Raymond Chan

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A beautiful Hawkes Bay Chardonnay from the masters at Clearview. This is made in seasoned (old) oak, with a portion going through buttery malolactic fermentation. The result is weighty and full textured but with freshness, florals and elegance enough to let through those nutty, mealy and spicy notes. Delicious and great wine at this price.

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Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

In 1986 Tim Turvey purchased a property at Te Awanga, Hawke’s Bay. Together with business partner Helma van den Berg, they hand grafted and planted the first vines in the winter of 1988. Clearview Estate Winery Ltd was established for the first red wine vintage in 1989. Vineyard plantings continued at 3 acres per annum. Tim and Helma also designed and built the winery, adding to the cellar door and restaurant as the business grew. The Estate grows 11 grape varieties from 19.4 hectares (48 acres) of Te Awanga vineyards. They intensively manage and prune their vines for low yields of quality fruit. The seaside location has a moderating influence and they often enjoy an extended ripening period well into autumn. The clay and loam soils sit over deep beds of free draining river shingle. Leased land at Gimblett Road provides Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

What The Critics Say

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper

"This Hawke's Bay winery has a reputation for powerful Chardonnays, and top vintages of this good value label are no exception. Estate-grown and hand-harvested on the coast at Te Awanga, the 2017 vintage (4.5*) was fermented and matured for nine months in seasoned French oak barrels (one and two years old) and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. Bright, light lemon/green, with a fragrant, complex bouquet, it is mouthfilling and youthful, with loads of vibrant, peachy, slightly toasty flavour, a hint of butterscotch, balanced acidity and a dry, tight finish. Already drinking well, it should be at its best mid 2019+."

18.5+/20 Raymond Chan

"Bright, full, even, light golden-yellow colour. The nose is fresh and aromatic with ripe yellow stonefruits, citrus fruit and tropical fruit notes harmoniously entwined with a layer of creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak, along with subtle nuances of complexing flintiness. This shows lovely balance. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich with mouthfilling flavours of ripe tropical fruit and yellow stonefruits melded with creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak, unfolding a little toast and flint and butterscotch MLF elements. The palate is luscious with a rounded heart and integrated acidity, the flavours revealing more detail and interest as the wine flows a fine-textured line. The wine carries to a long, lingering finish of citrus fruit, nuts and oak toast. This is a harmonious and balanced, mouthfilling Chardonnay with rich, ripe stonefruit and tropical fruits with creamy, nutty oak and complex, layered detailing. Match with roasted and grilled poultry, pork and veal over the next 4-5 years. Hand-picked fruit, WBP, and fully barrel-fermented to 13.2% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 1 y.o. and 2 y.o. French oak with batonnage and 100% MLF. 18.5+/20 May 2018." Drink 2018 - 2023

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with SALMON
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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